Organ Recital Series - Jared Johnson


Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Jared Johnson is Canon Organist and Choirmaster, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, South Carolina. He directs the Cathedral choirs and oversees music for more than 200 liturgies annually. As an organ recitalist he has appeared in major venues throughout North America, Great Britain, Sweden, and Australia. His solo recordings on the Pro Organo and JAV labels have attracted critical praise and have been broadcast nationally on Pipedreams. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he earned a B.A. in English as well as a B.Mus. in Organ Performance under the tutelage of Haskell Thomson. He earned his M.M., M.M.A. and D.M.A. degrees at Yale University as a pupil of Thomas Murray. In 1997, he was awarded a Watson Fellowship for a year’s study of choral music and conducting in London. His academic honors include Oberlin’s Houston Prize in organ and music theory; Yale’s Sherman prize in organ playing; Porter prize for outstanding achievement; St. Luke’s award for service to the Berkeley chapel; and the ISM faculty prize. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Kappa Lambda.  In Columbia Mr. Johnson chairs the Artistic Committee of the South Carolina Philharmonic, and was co-chair of the South Carolina Mozart Festival in 2006. Prior to his appointment at Trinity Cathedral, Mr. Johnson served on the music staffs of Trinity Church in Boston; the Memorial Church at Harvard; Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut; and the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
All recitals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m in The Memorial Church. Admission is free and all are welcome.